Jesus said, ”I am the vine, you are the branches.”

Jesus said, ”I am the vine, you are the
branches.”
WESTMINSTER UNITED CHURCH
4094 TOMKEN ROAD
MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO L4W 1J5
Tel.: 905-273-9505 Fax: 905-273-5278
Email: [email protected]
Website:www.westminsterunitedchurch.ca
MINISTER: Rev. Mel Rose
MUSIC DIRECTOR: Chris MacDougall
ROOM USE: Joyce Reid [email protected]
OFFICE ADMIN: Sonia Bartlett
Greeting You This Morning:
Pam Rambharack, Lynda McMaster, Wendell Manners,
Doreen Bannister, Francis Chan
Lighting the Christ Candle:
Betty Munro
Our Lector: Ron Teel
Our PA Operator: Ed Reid
Lectionary Readings: For November 16
Judges 4:1-7, Psalm 123, Matthew 25:14-30
Church Office Hours Mon/Fri: 9:30-12:30,
Tue-Thu: 9:30 – 1:30pm.
Westminster Order of Worship
November 9, 2014
Pentecost 22
Remembrance Sunday
* Please stand as you are able
Please respond where print is in Bold.*
Gathering as People of God
GATHERING MUSIC
WELCOME & ANNOUNCEMENTS
Opening to Divine Presence
CHORAL APPROACH: ‘Peace for the Children’ Doreen Lankshear-Smith
LIGHTING THE CHRIST CANDLE
(during Choral Approach)
NATIONAL ANTHEM: #542 VU ‘O Canada’
*CALL TO WORSHIP:
One: Let us begin our time of worship with a moment of remembrance.
All: We remember fallen soldiers, and the sacrifice they made for
the sake of others.
One: Let us begin our time of worship with a moment of thanksgiving.
All: We thank God for brave men and women that have given their
lives so that we may worship without fear.
PLACING OF THE WREATHS:
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One: Let us begin our time of worship with a moment of silence, for
a moment is the least we can do for those that gave their eternity.
MINUTE OF SILENCE
REVEILLE
*OPENING PRAYER:
God, you call us to service and witness. In days gone by, our
forbearers answered the call to serve our nation and the global
community. You call us to be your people, both in times of peace
and in times of war.
You call us to help those in need. You call us to defend your
values and extend a helping hand. You walk with us in our
choices. As survivors and descendants of those who serve,
we give thanks. Amen
PASSING OF THE PEACE:
Christ calls all who love him to live in peace with one another.
Let us offer one another signs of reconciliation and peace.
*HYMN OF PREPARATION: #633 VU ‘Bless Now, O God, the Journey’
(children and youth gather at the front during the last verse of this hymn)
Reflecting on Holy Wisdom
SCRIPTURE READING:
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 Pg. 181
Psalm 78 VU Pg. 792
Matthew 25:1-13 Pg. 24
This is the wisdom of God’s people.
Thanks be to God.
Message: ‘Keeping Faith’
Responding to God’s Call
MOMENT FOR MEDITATION
IN FLANDERS FIELD
*HYMN OF RESPONSE: #356 VU ‘Seek Ye First the Kingdom’
OFFERTORY MUSIC: ‘One Song’
Pepper Joplin
*SUNG RESPONSE: #85 MV ‘Take, O Take Me…’
Take, O take me as I am. Summon out what I shall be;
Set your seal upon my heart and live in me.
OFFERTORY PRAYER:
God of all Mystery, We are grateful that you have chosen us to
be stewards of Your mysteries: hidden inside Scripture,
throughout Your magnificent creation, and within our lives.
Guide us, we pray, in this awesome and humbling stewardship
work. Help us to hold Your precious treasures lightly, so that
You can work on us far more than we work on them. In Your holy
name we pray, Amen.
*HYMN: #400 VU ‘Lord, Listen to Your Children Praying’
Lord, listen to your children praying,
Lord, send your Spirit in this place;
Lord, listen to your children praying,
send us love, send us power, send us grace!
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE:
One: Loving God, we give thanks for all the ways you light our path
and keep us in the ways of hope.
All: Guide us in your loving ways.
One: We hope for those who have received or experienced troubling
or joyful news in these days.
All: Guide us in your loving ways.
One: We pray for our own hearts that impatiently stretch ahead of us
with expectations of ourselves, our community, and your holy
work with us.
All: Guide us in your loving ways.
One: We pray for those awaiting release from prison, and those longing
for a renewed sense of your presence.
All: Guide us in your loving ways.
One: We pray for those within our family of faith and on our prayer wall.
One: We pray for all who await peace with justice in their relationships,
in their homeland, in all the places of your creation.
All: Guide us in your loving ways. Amen.
THE LORD’S PRAYER
Going Forth to Share the Good News
*HYMN OF MISSION: #678 VU ‘For the Healing of the Nations’
*COMMISSIONING & BENEDICTION:
Go in the strength of God’s spirit, lighting lamps of justice with the oil
of righteousness, May the grace of God nourish you, and the love of
God sustain you. Amen.
*CHORAL AFFIRMATION: #219 MV ‘Ameni’ (X3)
Ameni, ameni
amen, amen, amen, ameni.
The End of Worship, the Beginning of Service.
Go In Peace! Amen.
Join us in Fellowship! Come and enjoy tea, coffee and treats
after the service. Today Moyna Marshall, Betty Pick, Pat Perkins
and Anne Reedie will be hosting.
Thanks you very much ladies for hosting our Fellowship Time.
ANNOUNCEMENTS in the form of a power-point presentation will be
shown on screen for the half hour before the service commences, and at
the end of the service. This is to accommodate any late arrivals so that
they too are aware of all notices.
OUTREACH – The Open Door Friendship Dinner:
Thursday, November 13th we will be preparing, cooking
and serving a hearty meal at The Open Door Drop-In
Centre at Square One. We are always excited about this
opportunity to share food as well as fellowship. Any
disposable napkins, cups, plates and cutlery, items as
gifts for our traditional Westminster BINGO Game would be greatly
appreciated.
Donations to cover the cost of food will also be accepted. Please
contact Kay Mountford (905) 275-8496 to be involved!!
Poinsettia Fundraiser for Westminster in November.
We will be taking orders for various sizes and colours.
The cost will range from $6, $10, $20 and $30, depending
on size selected. Please check out the poster in the
Narthex and outside the office for more information.
Deadline for paid orders will be Thursday, November 21st.
The plants will be available for pick up on Sunday Dec. 7, 2014.
Stewardship Consecration Sunday Nov. 16th: We
will gather to worship and consider our level of giving
and support to our church and it’s ministries for the
coming year. As in previous years a catered luncheon
will be provided following the service. We hope you will be able to attend
the worship service and the luncheon.
The Open Door: With the holidays approaching, there
comes an increase in need for food for those less
fortunate than ourselves. Now is the time to dig deep
and think about all those who can use a little help
through The Open Door. Please continue to support
this essential Community Service Organization by
donating items to their food bank. Remember too the other support
services they offer: Prayer, Referral Counselling, Diapers and Clothing
and Thursday night Friendship Dinner to name a few. The Open Door is
a registered charity and issues tax receipts for financial donations.
Sunday Fellowship Time: It is a wonderful thing to
see the many names that have been signed on to host
coffee hour. Thank you so very much to everyone for
heeding our call to keep our Fellowship Time a special
treat for all attending our services. It is integral to our
church’s mission to reach out to, and embrace each and
every one connected to our WUC family as it provides a
chance for us to ‘catch up’ and learn about the happenings here at our
church. Please sign on for at least one Sunday if you have not done so
as yet. Men of Westminster (MOW), you too can join this special group
of hosts.
Special thanks to all who participated in today’s special service;
Kevin Ward, John MacDougall, Jenny Chan, Basil Daley,
Colin Reid and Barb Bennett.
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Prayer Team
Prayer Shawl Mtg.
Worship & M’bship
Coffee Hour
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Upcoming At Westminster
Unified Board Mtg.
Stewardship Mtg.
Prayer Shawl Mtg.
Prayer Team
Pastoral Visitors Mtg.
Classroom B 7:00pm
Library
11:15am
Library
10:30am
Sanctuary
4:30pm
Library
11:15am
Music At Westminster
United2Ring Wed. Nov. 12, 19, 26
Chancel Choir Thur. Nov. 13, 20, 27
Folk Choir
Sun. Nov. 23
Choir Room
Chancel
Sanctuary
11:15am
10:30am
7:00pm
10:30am
7:00pm
7:30pm
9:00am
Nov. 30 will be a special Music Sunday for the Chancel Choir
and Bell Choir. 'Stay tuned as November proceeds!'
Concert Announcement
Come join the Ontario Heartland Chorus for a wonderful evening of
song. ‘Home for the Holidays’ will certainly move you and get you in
that spirit which takes over us when the holidays are near. The
Mississauga Children’s Choir will also be there to serenade you with
their beautiful voices. It’s an evening you can’t miss!
Tickets are available from the office here at Westminster Church.
Get yours now!
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